NV has implemented an international internal auditors network in many parts of North America, South
America and Europe: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico,
Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, and USA.
auditors have been selected taking into account the paragraphs 3 and 4 of the
Appendix to IMO Resolution A.913 (22) “Standards on ISM Code certification
arrangements” which contain standards of competence and qualification
arrangements for those who are to participate in verification of compliance
with the requirements of the ISM Code.
to this, our organization has developed a continuous training program, based in
our virtual campus, to familiarize our internal auditors with specific requirements in relation to the process of how the customer needs that internal audit activities be conducted.(reports, check list,
VERIFICATION, REVIEW AND EVALUATION - FIST PARTY AUDIT
OurInternal Safety Audit procedure take into account internal procedures of our
customers and regulatory conventions, for this reason we encourage our clients
to send us their own forms in advance to familiarize our internal auditor`s team.
The International Safety Management Code (ISM
Code) becomes mandatory to all ships since July 2002. The purpose of this Code
is to provide an international standard for the safe management and operation
of ships and for pollution prevention.
Company should carry out internal safety audits to verify whether safety and
pollution-prevention activities comply with the safety management system.
Company should periodically evaluate the efficiency of and, when needed, review
the safety management system in accordance with procedures established by the
audits and possible corrective actions should be carried out in accordance with
Personnel carrying out audits should be independent of the areas being audited
unless this is impracticable due to the size and the nature of the Company.
results of the audits and reviews should be brought to the attention of all
personnel having responsibility in the area involved.
management personnel responsible for the area involved should take timely
corrective action on deficiencies found.
TheInternal Safety Audit is also required to be carried out in the three months
before ISM Certification. Internal Safety Audit is a fundamental checking process
to demonstrate that the system is working properly and it has been implemented
in a proper manner.